worldbeertaste (1778) - West Midlands, - SEP 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark dep amber brown with a frothy, lasting tan head. Smells of strong liquorish, ginger, malt, roasted malt, spice and ginger. Medium to light oily body and light carbonation. Tastes like soda but with strong liquorish. elements, Roasted malt with strong dry ginger and a bitter rather metalic finish. The Old Tom is good but the ginger here makes it worse. An interesting novelty though.
Dermi (891) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl, bottled. Pours clear dark red with a decent beige head. Aroma: Ginger, malt, dough. Taste: Sweet, ginger flavours. Dough. Some needles, spruce. Long ginger flavour. Palate: Light body, average carbonation. Ginger in finish. Ok.
sharkydodson (760) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the aroma is full of ginger with some shades of caramel, citrus and hop... the taste is spicy with a predominance of ginger and notes of dark fruits, citrus, nutmeg and pimento... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...
sinte (432) - Udine, ITALY - OCT 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown body with an average, frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting with some lacing.
Moderate malty (roasted, some caramel) aroma with notes of spices and ginger.
Moderate-to-heavy sweet flavour with a long lasting sweet and light peppery finish.
Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.
Camons (8401) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, herbs, spice, sweet ginger, little licorice root. Flavor is light sweet, malt, caramel, herbal, mild licorice, ginger. Medium body, light oily mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Not bad for a ginger beer. 231015
bastarda (256) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
@multiboutique tasting. Wet Ricola Schweizerkräuter, old Pullmolls and other cough sirupy nuisances in the nose. Taste also is quite a let-down. Cloying Karamalz. Could be better when served with ice.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottled, thanks to mowbeer for sharing. amber to brown, somewhat hazed with a shortlived head; plenty of stewed ginger in the aroma, slightly stale; modest ginger heat, hints of caramel, a bit of a nothing finish
fdomig (612) - München, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle at home. Aroma is indeed very spicy ginger, some caramel, malt. Appearance is clear to light cloudy with a fast decreasing brown-ish head. Taste is sweet and light sour. A bit licorice-ish. Stays for a while on the palate. Drinkable but not the choice for every day.
Senka (962) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl. M&S branding. Heavy ginger fizzy drink without major resemblance to the beer. Sharp and tangy. Heavily caramelized. Starts to burn your mouth in about 2 minutes after you try it - a tricky drink that is. Worth a try, but again - this has nothing to do with traditional ale.
redders1974 (508) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell sweet tobacco and ginger root taste ginger and dry herbs with quite a sweet finish and ginger aftertaste nice as a one off drink on a cold night but ones enough nice but not a patch on the original old Tom.
Gurthnar (3813) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from M&S. Aroma ginger, lemony citrusy, lots of caramel, herbal. Clear amber-brown colour, quickly disappearing head. Pretty complex in flavour, surprisingly harmonic considering the number of added flavours. Warming, caramel, ginger, lemony, green tea, herbal. Refreshing, moreish, better than expected.